Identity, Industry, and Shared Interest Communities

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The Aerospace community is meant for engineers and persons who work in some kind of setting with aeronautic matters or are considering entering an aeronautic field. Events and gatherings are meant for networking and engaging in conversation centered around the aerospace profession.
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Arts, Entertainment, Media and Entrepreneurship (AEME)
The Arts, Entertainment, Media and Entrepreneurship Affinity Group provides a venue for Hopkins alumni either working within these fields or wanting to know more about them to connect, to find resources and information, to grow professionally, and to inspire. From panel discussions to museum tours, from start-ups to Broadway,  The first AEME Affinity was formed in New York, but now has groups in LA and Baltimore, as well as a very active Facebook, closed group.
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The Johns Hopkins Energy Affinity Group is a professional networking group for alumni of all institutions of the university who work in the energy industry. The Affinity works to provide opportunities for alumni in energy to interact in person and virtually and to share information and resources.
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The Entrepreneurship Affinity Group provides a venue in which to connect Hopkins entrepreneurs to one other, to resources and information, and to professional and educational programming that helps to fuel innovation, boost creativity and drive success.
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Federal Government
The Federal Government Affinity Group was created by alumni working in or for the federal government for the purpose of connecting with, learning from, and advancing their careers through other federally employed Hopkins alumni, students and friends of the university. The group’s aim is to be a community that facilitates the sharing of connections, opportunities, best practices, ideas and resources relevant to working successfully within the federal government sector. The group offers professionally valuable activities and programs, affords its members the strength of the Hopkins Federal Government network, enhances connections to local leaders and experts and ultimately provides a venue for bringing about change in our workplaces, communities and the world. Group activities include regional networking events, lunch-and-learn seminars, one-to-one mentoring and group-wide meetings.
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The Finance Affinity Group brings together members of the Johns Hopkins community to create a network of Hopkins professionals working in all aspects of Finance to:

  • Build new relationships
  • Elevate and leverage current connections
  • Provide value and opportunities for alumni, students and the University
  • Share information and resources

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An exciting new Affinity featuring "theme nights": fascinating 5-minute mini-presentations sandwiched between informal networking, with food & drink.
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The Affinity Group and Communities team has started working with a small group of Hopkins alumni who work in Health Care. We would like to continue to build a JHU Health Care Affinity Group. If you, or someone you know in the greater Hopkins community, are interested in participating in some way, have ideas to share, or would like more information about this or other groups please send a note, We'd be thrilled to hear from you!
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A group for members of the Johns Hopkins community who are focused on the many aspects of HIV/AIDS from research, to policy, to direct care and everything in-between. The group brings together individuals to create opportunities for connecting, networking, professional development, and sharing best practices and resources.
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Hopkins Biotech Network
The Hopkins Biotech Network (HBN) Affinity Group aims to enhance and create connections between alumni, current students, and the University to build a robust and vibrant network. Alumni will be provided with an opportunity to give back to HBN and the Hopkins community and will gain the chance to share and exchange new insights and resources with former advisers and peers, have the opportunity to be recognized for professional achievements, and identify potential new employees.
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Hopkins Organization of Latino/a/x Alumni - HOLA
Founded in 2017, the Hopkins Organization of Latino/a/x Alumni (HOLA) Affinity Group seeks to create a network of alumni and friends in order to maximize the experience for the members and allies of the Latino/a/x community at Hopkins.
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The Law affinity community is meant for lawyers and persons who work in some kind of setting with legal matters or are considering entering a legal field. Events and gatherings are meant for networking and engaging in conversation centered around the legal profession.
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Outdoor Explorations
If you are a Hopkins alum and enjoy the outdoors, that is all you need to be a part of this group. If you were active as a student in Outdoors Club or Outdoors Pursuits, ever hung out at the rock climbing wall, or only discovered nature after too many all-nighters in the library, join us. Activities are alumni-driven and open to suggestions - from easy hikes to kayaking, stream clean-ups to camping. If you are interested in being a key alumni volunteer, please contact us. If you are interested in simply participating, keep your eye on upcoming events and join the Facebook group. This Affinity is not restricted to a particular region - if there is a viable idea and an alumni group wants to participate, the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association can help.
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Pride - LGBTQ Community
Research. World. Community. Excellence. Those are the words heard most when Hopkins was described by faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, and people from all corners of the university. This page serves JHU's LGBTQ Alumni Community. Our mission is to create a community for our LGBTQ Alumni. Include, empower, embrace, connect, and celebrate what makes us Hopkins. We are one JHU.
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Public Service/Social Concern
This is an Affinity Engagement Group focused on public service/social concern, drawing those in the Hopkins community together to create, strengthen, and connect existing networks. If public service, volunteer work and social policy are subjects YOU are passionate about, please join our efforts.
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Real Estate
The Real Estate Affinity Group brings together members of the Johns Hopkins community to create a network of professionals working in real estate in order to:

  •  Build new relationships
  •  Elevate and leverage connections
  •  Provide value and opportunity for alumni, students, friends, and the University
  •  Share information and resources

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Society of Black Alumni
Established in 1995, the Society of Black Alumni (SOBA) — an organization of approximately 300 members — seeks to create an environment that facilitates the development of black students into productive and contributing alumni. Committed to encouraging diversity at the university, it offers mentoring and networking opportunities to alumni.
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Veterans Affinity Network
The Johns Hopkins Veterans Affinity Network connects and empowers active duty, reserve, national guard, veteran, and military family members within the Hopkins community.
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Career Webinars
The Career Center has partnered with the Alumni Relations office to provide JHU alumni with a new webinar series focused on career growth and professional development. Topics will range from building an effective resume, interviewing, networking, to select industry panels and featured alumni speakers.
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Virtual Networking & Webinar Series
We understand that sometimes it's not possible to connect with your JHU community in-person. Join the Alumni Association for a new series of opportunities to engage online! We hope to "see" you soon.
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Women of Hopkins
Women of Hopkins Business (WOH) provides the women of Hopkins the opportunities necessary to advance their professional and personal development. WIB works to build a comprehensive network of women professionals at various career levels and industries by engaging Hopkins alumni, students, and friends of the university. WIB’s activities are designed to build community, opportunity, resource sharing, and personal advancement. Activities include regional networking events, lunch-and-learn seminars, one-to-one mentoring, group-wide meetings and other activities that support group objectives and member goals.
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8:32 Society: Christian Alumni Affinity
The 8:32 Society is a network of Christian alumni who are committed to supporting each other in faith, scholarship, and vocation. We look to engage both timeless human questions and specific contemporary challenges across diverse academic disciplines from a distinctly Christian perspective through intellectually rigorous dialogue. We seek to discover how our unique gifts, in the context of our specific professions, can glorify God and promote the flourishing of human society.

 The name 8:32 Society comes from the Johns Hopkins University motto Veritas vos liberabit, which translates from Latin into English as the truth shall set you free, and comes from the scripture verse John 8:32.
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